Celtic had a slow start but got the three points after a convincing second half. Hooper, with two goals and two assist to his name, was the man of the match. Ross County caused some trouble and found some holes in Celtic's back, but lost their way as the game went on. Celtic's lead is now more solid, they are 5 points above ICT while they still have a game in hand. Photo source: BBC Sport/PA
Celtic were on the driving seat during the whole match as St Mirren barely threated Forster. However, they again showed some problems to translate their possession into goals. Wanyama's goal brought some calm to the home fans, but as the minutes passed impatience went back to them as the team failed to bring the game to bed. Hooper made it two seven minutes before the final whistle, but it was still an unimpressive showing by a Celtic side who lacks creativity to beat teams that are miles away from them in terms of quality. St Mirren haven't scored against Celtic since 2010, and today they didn't look like breaking that record as they defended their goal while they hoped for a break to equalise the game. Celtic are now four points above Motherwell with a game in hand. A good position to be in just before the Christmas' run of games. Photo source: BBC Sport/SNS
Matthews screamer gave Celtic a narrow lead at Gayfield Park, this was enough for Celtic to claim their place in the 5th round. Despite their efforts during the second half, Arbroath couldn't equalise. Midway through the second half, a goal coming from the home side was disallowed for a foul on Forster.Connor Birse had the best chance for the hosts, but Forster denied him with a good save. Paul Sheerin's side can take credit after a spirited performance against the Scottish Champions.
Neil Lennon's men slightly dominated during the first half but got one ahead with Brown's goal. They showed their skills during the second half to easily brush off Killie. Ledley and Samaras ended good passing build ups to kill the game. Sheridan scored just before the final whistle to give the home fans something to cheer on. The unanswered question now is: can Celtic show the same approach and hunger at home?